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28.4.2020

All our clinics are open. All fertility treatments are available starting from May. We will serve our customers through the whole summer!

We are serving our customers also during COVID-19 epidemic

The safety of our customers and employees is our highest priority. We closely monitor the development of the Covid-19 pandemic in Finland and Europe, as well as the latest research data on the possible effects of Covid-19 infection on fertility and pregnancy. In accordance with the guidelines issued by Fimea and Valvira on March 24, 2020, as well as ESHRE’s recommendation, we stopped all fertility treatments at our clinics as a precaution.

According to the information gathered so far, Covid-19 is not particularly dangerous from the perspective of reproductive medicine. In light of the current knowledge, there is no evidence that the coronavirus is transmitted through sperm, eggs or embryos.* Experience so far suggests that pregnant women are not at higher risk of developing severe coronavirus infections than other women of the same age. In the light of current knowledge, there is also no evidence that coronavirus is a teratogen.** According to case reports published so far, there is no clear evidence that the infection is passed from mother to baby during pregnancy or childbirth. The virus has also not been detected in the amniotic fluid, umbilical cord blood samples, neonatal pharyngeal samples, genital fluid / vaginal flora or breast milk of pregnant women infected with Covid-19.*** In view of all these considerations, there is no medical reason to avoid becoming pregnant due to coronavirus.

Based on a new recommendation issued by ESHRE on 23.4.2020, a nationwide reduction in Covid-19 infections, planned risk management and infection prevention quidelines, we have decided to continue fertility treatments at Ovumia Fertinova clinics following strict hygiene guidelines and special precautions. Through these actions, we aim to ensure the safety of our patients visiting our clinics and being treated by our professionals. Read more about our policies during the Covid-19 pandemic. Please also read our instructions for patients who come to the reception during the pandemic and the symptom questionnaire.

Warmly welcome!

Do you live abroad? Please contact our international patient coordinator Päivi Virta for more information.

Päivi Virta

 

International patient coordinator
Päivi Virta
paivi.virta@ovumia.fi
+358 400 627 507
fi sv en

 

 

Ovumia Fertinova Helsinki

Our phone is open between 8.15-15, Monday to Friday.

We are serving our customers through the whole summer! Welcome!

First time doctor’s visits can be reserved via our online booking. All other reservations by calling +358 20 747 9314.

OUR POLICY IN COVID-19-INFECTION SITUATION:

  • All fertility treatments are done to healthy, non-symptomatic, low risk patients.
  • Most receptions are possible via Skype, but you are also welcome to our clinic. Please see instructions for the patients coming to the clinic and the symptom questionnaire.
  • We will be happy to answer all your questions via phone or email: Ovumia Fertinova Helsinki tel. 020 747 9314, info.helsinki@ovumia.fi.

 

Ovumia Fertinova Tampere

Our phone is open between 8.15-15.00 from Monday to Friday. We are serving our customers through the whole summer! Welcome!

You can make an appointment from our online booking or call +358 20 747 9310.

OUR POLICY IN COVID-19-INFECTION SITUATION:

  • All fertility treatments are done to healthy, non-symptomatic, low risk patients.
  • Most receptions are possible via Skype, but you are also welcome to our clinic. Please see instructions for the patients coming to the clinic and the symptom questionnaire.
  • We will be happy to answer all your questions via phone or email: Ovumia Fertinova Tampere tel. 020 747 9310, info@ovumia.fi.

 

Ovumia Fertinova Jyväskylä

During May 2020 our clinic is open from Monday to Friday 10.00-14.00.

You can make a reservation by telephone 020 747 9313 or via our online booking.

OUR POLICY IN COVID-19-INFECTION SITUATION:

 

Instructions for patients coming to the clinic

  • You must be healthy to enter the clinic. Please see the symptom questionnaire.
  • Please limit the number of accompanying people to those directly involved. No children are allowed to come to the clinic during the epidemic.
  • Please come to the clinic right on time, not too early.
  • When entering the clinic, we will provide you with a mask that you should wear while visiting our clinic. Please disinfect your hands, place the mask over your nose and mouth and wash your hands with soap and disinfect them again right after placing the mask on. Do not touch the mask after that.
  • Please pay attention to hand hygiene!
  • Please let the clinic know if you have had contact with anyone carrying the corona virus or ill with COVID-19, or if you have been travelling within the past 14 days. If you develop symptoms of a possible COVID-19 (fever, cough) after the visit, please inform the clinic.
  • If you or your partner fall ill during the treatment, the treatment will be interrupted.
  • In case the personnel of the clinic should fall ill, and be unable to make the planned appointment, you will be informed.
  • Do you live abroad? Please read also Finnish institute for health and welfare’s Instructions for travellers.

 

Symptom questionnaire****

When starting a treatment at our clinics, please go through and be prepared to answer the following questions. If you answer “yes” to any of the questions, please contact your clinic before starting the treatment or arriving at the clinic. Thank you.

  1.  Have you been sick in the last two weeks (14 days)?
  2. Do you have fever (over 37,5°C)?
  3. Are you coughing at present?
  4. Do you have a sore throat?
  5. Have you lost your sense of smell or taste?
  6. Have you been in contact with somebody who has any of these symptoms?
  7. Have you travelled to an area at high risk for COVID-19, nationally or internationally?
  8. Do you work in a hospital/nursing home or healthcare facility?
  9. Have you been in contact with somebody who has COVID-19?
  10.  Have you been you diagnosed with COVID-19?
  11. Do you live in a household with somebody who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 infection or has COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, loss of smell)
  12. Do you have a severe medical condition like diabetes, respiratory disease, chronic kidney disease, etc.?

 

Our policies during the Covid-19 pandemic

  • We are working only completely healthy.
  • Those returning from abroad are quarantined at home for 14 days.
  • We use a respirator mask at the clinic at all times and will provide our patients with respirator masks also.
  • We don’t shake hands.
  • We take care of good hand hygiene by washing our hands regularly and thoroughly. We also use disinfectant frequently.
  • We try to keep the safety distance of one meter in all occasions we can.
  • Our clinics have plenty of disinfectants for your convenience.
  • For hygiene reasons, we have removed all unnecessary furniture from the waiting halls (e.g. children’s toys and magazines).
  • Our clinics are undergoing intensified cleaning and disinfection of surfaces.
  • Our entire staff is constantly aware of the latest quidelines regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Sources

*) www.Eshre.eu. Eshre News and Statements. Assisted reproduction and Covid 19. A statement from ESHRE for phase 1. 17. April 2020).

**) (rcog.org.uk, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection in pregnancy. Information for healthcare professionals. Version 8: published 17 April 2020)

***) (rcog.org.uk, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection in pregnancy. Information for healthcare professionals. Version 8: published 17 April 2020., Lin Qiu et al. Sars-COV-2 is not detectable in the vaginal fluid of women with severe COVID-19 infection Clnical Infectious Diseases ciaa375, https://doi org/10.1093/cid/ciaa375).

**** Following the ART Triage questionnaire from ESHRE’s guidance on recommencing ART treatments. 23.4.2020.

Finnish institute for health and welfare’s Instructions for travellers.